Friday, April 12, 2013

One Equals Five

Hey! I hope y'all had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend.
Thank everyone so much for all the sweet birthday wishes. My family surprised me with a little party on Sunday, and one of the things I received was a bouquet of mixed flowers.

By now, some of the blooms have started fading, and a few had to be  discarded, so I decided to deconstruct the bouquet and make several smaller arrangements.
Let me show you what I made...

The first one is really simple...just a glass bottle with the two lily stems. That's in the family room.

Next, I put the two large roses in a little silver creamer for my bedside table. 

Vase number 3 holds the yellow mums to brighten the powder room.

In the living room, vase number 4 holds pink carnations and little white button mums. I also added some boxwood cuttings for a  filler since there weren't any leaves on the mums and carnations. 

Last...arrangement number 5, is a Johnson Brothers tea pot which holds the alstroemeria. I put that on the secretary in the living room.

There you have it! 
One mixed bouquet equals 5 smaller arrangements. 
I hope you enjoyed seeing these. I had a lot of fun making them. 
Have a great weekend.

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Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Happy belated Birthday, BabsI hope you had a wonderful birthday and I adore your flower arrangements. This way you'll be able to enjoy them in different areas of your home. Have a great weekend!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great idea, Babs. I really love the flowers in the pretty silver piece on your night stand!

Happy Belated Birthday!


Suzan said...

Lovely flowers!! Nice how you were able to spread them around!! Your vases are as nice as the flowers!!

Denise said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Babs! This is such a pretty solution for making your bouquet last longer; I love what you've done! Honestly, I've never thought of this, so I'm really glad you shared with us. :)

I love the Johnson Bros. pitcher. What pattern is that?

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Denise at Forest Manor

Ivy and Elephants said...

Happy birthday! That must have been one gorgeous arrangement to have yielded so many sweet vignettes! Such variety, love the many varied containers. Lovely!

Alycia Nichols said...

You really got busy with it!!!! It's great how that single beautiful arrangement could yield FIVE additional ones to enjoy throughout the house!!! You did a great job. LOVE the lilies. That looks quite elegant!

Sarah said...

What a great idea! How did I miss that it was your birthday? Happy belated birthday to you, Babs! '-)

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, Babs! They all look so lovely! I love to do that and often do that with a grocery store bouquet -- sometimes those can be quite pretty.

Marigene said...

Happy belated birthday, Babs...those little arrangements are the sweetest.

Unknown said...

What gorgeous flowers and such pretty arrangements you made from them. Isn't it great when you can have them for so long.
Have a good weekend.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Wow, you got a ton of mileage out of that bouquet. I love all the little ones you made, so beautiful and you get to enjoy the flowers in so many places. Also, Happy Belated Birthday!!! Hugs, Marty

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

How very clever of you! I love all the variety of containers you chose too! Happy Belated Birthday Babs!!

Krystie said...

Isn't it fun to break up a bunch of flowers? Now you have a bunch of flower arrangements all over the house!

You made their beauty stand out even more I think!

Sue said...

Deconstructing your bouquet made for some great arrangements, Babs! Happy belated birthday, my friend. :-)

On Crooked Creek said...

I was going to tell you which of the five I liked the best. . .but when I got to the end of your post, they were all so gorgeous. . .I couldn't pick a favorite!!! Lovely, simply lovely, dear friend!!!

Savannah Granny said...

These are so beautiful! You are so smart and creative. Happy Birthday Festival, it IS still going on! Hugs, Ginger

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

What a smart idea! Spreading the joy a little further!

Martha said...

Love what you did with the flowers -- more mileage!

20 North Ora said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you! What an amazing job you did with your bouquet!! You certainly stretched out the life of that beautiful bunch of flowers!!


The Tablescaper said...

Super to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Anonymous said...

Hi Babs! You really took your beautiful birthday flowers to another level. Love all of your little florals and my favorite is the one in the Johnson Bros tea pot! So pretty.
Hope your weekend is good.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful birthday blooms!!! Love your arrangements, I too love the Johnson Bros tea pot, but the silver with pink roses is gorgeous too!
Thanks for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

sandy said...

Each bouquet is lovely! Wonderful how you were able to spread the beauty around! Belated Happy Birthday! I'm your newest follower!
Sandy ;)